Monday 7 August 2017

2017 - Week 31 Winners

Hideki Matsuyama (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational on the European/US PGA Tour. The 25 year old Japanese star won his second WGC title with a tour de force in Ohio. Matsuyama put on an exhibition of ball striking on the final day to set a new course record of 61 (-9). In doing so, he blew away the field and won by five shots. Our top ranked player, Jordan Spieth, finished in tied 13th and we had twelve of the top seventeen plus ties (12/23) in total.

Chris Stroud (ranked 64th by Golf Predictor) won the Barracuda Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 35 year old American secured his first tour title at the 290th time of asking with a play-off  win in the modified Stableford event. After Stroud finished with a five point eagle to post 44 points, he was matched by Greg Owen and Richie Werenski. However Stroud wasn't to be denied his first win and he prevailed at the second extra hole over Werenski. Our top ranked player, Daniel Summerhays, finished in tied 27th and we had only eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/25*) in the second tier event. 

*Due to non-finishes, Barber and Flores are promoted to the top 25 of the GP rankings

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